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  • The Archies The Archies Quick View

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    The Archies

    Special limited edition vinyl reissue of the 1968 self-titled debut album by the cartoon superstars of bubble gum pop, The Archies, featuring the sticky sweet groovy goodness of "Sugar Sugar" plus "Bang Shang-ALang," "Archie's Theme" and more!
    1. Archie's Theme (Everything's Archie)
    2. Boys And Girls
    3. Time For Love
    4. You Make Me Wanna Dance
    5. La Dee Doo Down Down
    6. Truck Driver
    7. Sugar Sugar
    8. Catchin' Up On Funv
    9. I'm In Love
    10. Seventeen Ain't Young
    11. Ride, Ride, Ride
    12. Hide And Seek
    13. Bang Shang-A-Lang
    The Archies
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  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 Quick View

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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2


    The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation


    Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.


    After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!


    The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."


    The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.


    Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!

    1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    2. Sugar Sugar
    3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
    4. I'm A Midnight Mover
    5. A Man And A Half
    6. Born To Be Wild
    7. She's Lookin' Good
    8. I'm In Love
    9. Hey Joe
    10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
    11. Hey Jude
    12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
    13. I Found A True Love
    Wilson Pickett
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  • Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too Quick View

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    Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

    New Radicals were an American alternative band formed by singer-songwriter Gregg Alexander with partner Danielle Brisebois, a child star best known for her roles in All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place. The 1998 MCA Records release - featuring the hit single, You Get What You Give -- is now being reissued by UMe on vinyl for the first time as a 2-LP set.
    LP 1
    1. Mother We Just Can't Get Enough
    2. You Get What You Give
    3. I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away the Ending
    4. I Don't Wanna Die Anymore
    5. Jehovah Made This Whole Joint for You
    6. Somebody We'll Know (Album Version)


    LP 2
    1. Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
    2. In Need of a Miracle
    3. Gotta Stay High
    4. Technicolor Love
    5. Flowers
    6. Crying Like a Church on Monday

    New Radicals
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  • Changes Changes Quick View

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    Changes

    As their ninth and last album from their hit making 1966-1970 era, The Monkees Changes is one of their most collectable efforts fetching over $300 for a mint copy of the album. This highly regarded fan favorite was a treasure trove of songs providing the soundtrack to the final year of their Saturday afternoon television show, as it featured the double-sided hit single Oh My My and I Love You Better.


    Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones first class musicianship excel throughout this 1970 session. They revisit the great Boyce and Hart with I Never Thought It Peculiar as well as Davy Jones rockin' delivery on 99 Pounds and the underrated Micky Dolenz performance Ticket On Ferry Ride.


    Produced by the much acclaimed sixties producer/writer Jeff Barry (The Monkees, Neil Diamond, The Archies), Changes was the first full-fledged production by this Monkees collaborator as it showed the true pop genius of both the band and producer in the studio. Augmented with some very cool seventies writers Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently) and the late Bobby Bloom (Montego Bay), this later Monkees album truly was a grand farewell from this band until their unbelievable history making 1986 return.


    Unavailable for many years on compact disc, The Monkees Changes is available once again from the original Colgems Records recordings and features three huge bonus tracks not on the original album, including the very rare and hard to find Bell Records 45 Do It In The Name Of Love , plus new liners from Monkees historian Joe Reagoso, as well as original artwork elements and rare picture sleeves and other memorbilla. Peace, Love & The Monkees!

    1. Oh My My
    2. Ticket On A Ferry Ride
    3. You're So Good To Me
    4. It's Got To Be Love
    5. Acapulco Sun
    6. 99 Pounds
    7. Tell Me Love
    8. Do You Feel It Too?
    9. I Love You Better
    10. All Alone In The Dark
    11. Midnight Train
    12. I Never Thought It Peculiar
    The Monkees
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  • 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 6 Feet Beneath The Moon Quick View

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    6 Feet Beneath The Moon

    Six Feet Beneath The Moon is the long-anticipated debut album from Southeast London's King Krule.


    Archy Marshall aka King Krule broke out two years ago, at the tender age of 16 with his eponymous
    EP released on True Panther. King Krule's sound, a
    hypnotic mixture indebted to working class British
    song-smiths like Billy Bragg as much as NY No-Wave
    and hip hop carries a maturity and depth far beyond
    his years. The EP's lead single, "Noose of Jah City"
    found a great deal of success on BBC's Radio 1,
    and brought Archy praise from Pitchfork, The NY
    Times, FADER and numerous other publications. His
    music has also won him fans among today's young
    music elite - Mac Miller, Frank Ocean and Tyler, The
    Creator are all supporters, collaborators and fans.


    Six Feet Beneath The Moon takes the potential
    evident in the EP and blows it out of the water.
    Across 14 tracks Archy expertly weaves incredible
    stories of London life, his own relationships and
    experiences with the swagger of a street poet, all in his incredibly distinct smoky baritone. The album, recorded mostly near Archy's South London
    home with producer Rodaidh McDonnell (The XX,
    Savages, How To Dress Well) is stark but incredibly
    rich - painting with a palate full of hip hop, jazz, no-wave and poetic influences.


    The album shares the electric confidence of some of last decade's most important debuts - Arctic
    Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What
    I'm Not', The Streets' Original Pirate Material and
    Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner. It is somehow
    both a perfect summary of a young man's life in a
    particular part of London and a universal, deeply
    moving and compelling statement. Most importantly,
    it is the flag ushering in a new and important musical voice that is sure to be with us for quite some time.

    1. Easy Easy
    2. Borderline
    3. Has This Hit
    4. Foreign
    5. Ceiling
    6. Baby Blue
    7. Cementality
    8. Lizard State
    9. 'William, Here I Come
    10. Ocean Bed
    11. Neptune Estate
    12. Klockodeal
    13. Out Getting Ribs
    14. What Is There To Say?
    King Krule
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  • David Jones David Jones Quick View

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    David Jones

    Monkees 50th Anniversary Of Davy Jones' Super Rare 1965 Debut Album


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    Featuring What Are We Going To Do & Bob Dylans' It Ain't Me Babe


    Only in America can a young lad from Manchester, England break into show business playing The Artful Dodger in Oliver in New York City...winning accolades and a Tony Award nomination from the theater world one day.... and then mastering his craft on The Ed Sullivan Show the same night of The Beatles huge breakthrough, then signing a deal with Colpix Records the same night! A year later, he and three other gents became runaway teen idols on television, topping the charts all over the world as The Monkees, outselling The Beatles for a period and maintaining the coveted number one slot with several hit singles and albums over the next few years ..... Only in America.


    This isn't make believe. It is the fabulous rise to fame in a hurry story courtesy of a superstar pop rock legend Davy Jones ..and the massive recording career that started with his long out of print first album David Jones.


    Recorded throughout 1965 with a bevy of the hottest songwriters in the Columbia Pictures stable, this pop gem contained the rudiments of a major career which has endured for many years since.


    Prior to his untimely death in 2012, Davy proudly noted to Friday Music "Did you know that Dream Girl went to number one in Australia?" Relaying the fact that Philly artist Van McCoy wrote this northern soul sounding track, Jones truly smiled at the U.K. term as this song had the arrangements and feel of r&b bands of the day like The Drifters and The Shirelles. This soulful side of Davy Jones would later show up on The Monkees hits like She Hangs Out, A Man Without A Dream and Forget That Girl.


    The album's second single What Are We Going To Do? was a slight departure. It followed more of a Brit pop feel, and it warranted solid chart exposure as well as appearances on national TV shows like Shindig!


    The brightest stars of the classic pop era also contributed to this album and would soon follow Davy Jones on his path to Monkeemania. Superstars like Carole King/Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, David Gates from Bread, Toni Wine who would later sing lead vocals on The Archies records and Bob Dylan with It Ain't Me Babe, which was also a hit for The Turtles that same year.


    Friday Music is proud to offer this fine album for the first time in fifty years! This first time 180 gram audiophile vinyl Lp is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees) from the super rare Colpix Records stereo tapes, which truly shows a transition from pop crooner to future rock star.


    In 1967, the David Jones l.p. charted thanks to his rise to fame as a member of The Monkees and the album cover was cleverly featured in The Monkees TV show episode, Monkees At The Movies.


    Enjoy!

    1. What Are We Going To Do?
    2. Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner
    3. Put Me Amongst The Girls
    4. Any Old Iron
    5. Theme For A New Love

    6. It Ain't Me Babe

    7. Face Up To It
    8. Dream Girl

    9. Baby It's Me

    10. My Dad
    11. This Bouquet
    Davy Jones
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  • Black Fire! New Spirit! Black Fire! New Spirit! Quick View

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    Black Fire! New Spirit!

    Soul Jazz Records' new release Black Fire! New Spirits! Explores deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period between 1957-75. In the 1960s and into the 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening. For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others. This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.
    1. Yusef Lateef - Chang, Chang, Chang
    2. The Last Poets - It's A Trip
    3. Don Cherry - Utopia And Visions
    4. Richard Davis - Dealin'
    5. Archie Shepp And Jeanne Lee - Blase
    6. Harold McKinney And The Creative Profile - In The Moog
    7. Grachan Moncur III And The Jazz Composers Orchestra - Angela's Angel
    8. Creative Arts Ensemble - Flashback Of Time
    9. David Lee Jr - Second Line March
    10. Lloyd McNeill And Marshall Hawkins - The Banjo Lesson
    11. Tyrone Washington - Universal Spiritual Revolt
    12. Pheeroan Ak Laff - Tzaddi Vau (Part 1)
    13. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
    14. Doug Hammond - Spaces And Things
    Various Artists
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  • White Lightning: Lost Cadence Sessions White Lightning: Lost Cadence Sessions Quick View

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    White Lightning: Lost Cadence Sessions

    Surf, Cycles and Super Guitar Crunch! The kids of 1958 loved 'em, and their first single for Cadence Records shot up the charts like a label owner's dream. This is the fantastic and fiery album that was supposed to have been released as a follow-up to one of the all-time great instrumental classics, the ultra-menacing "Rumble." But faster than you can say "Drag Race," everyone-Cadence label-owner Archie Bleyer included-was talking about this new threat to the morals of American youth. That's why Link and his boys were off the imprint, and this album of prime distorto-guitar-crunch cool remained unreleased for nearly 50 years. Well here it is, and it's every bit as dirty and dangerous as you would expect!
    1. White Lightning
    2. Creepy
    3. Drag Race
    4. Pancho Villa
    5. Walking with Link
    6. Raw-Hide
    7. Dance Contest
    8. Missing Link
    9. Heartbreak Hotel
    10. Comanche
    11. Rebel Rouser
    12. Patricia
    13. The Freeze
    14. School Girl
    Link Wray
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  • King Krule King Krule Quick View

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    King Krule

    King Krule's (formerly Zoo Kid) second release brings with it, an expansion of vision, both musically and thematically. The connective tissue between these five tracks is still Marshall's stark, direct lyrics, but over the span of the self-titled EP, there is an arresting sonic progression, as his songs open up to become a loose knit meditation and renewal of hope in the face of desperation. Shades of The Streets' plainspoken and observant ramble dance with the heart on sleeve confessions of Billy Bragg. Archy's influences are a patchwork for his voice to lay in, woven from several generations music as divergent as the 80s romantics, jazz, no wave and dub.


    The first vocal track 'Bleak Bake', for instance, opens with levitating keyboards and Marshall clearing his throat, before sampled strings and 808 drum 'pooms' swoon in and he sighs. 'The Noose of Jah City' drives the knife in deeper -some of his most intoxicating incantations to date- with Marshall singing of being "suffocated in concrete" over a lushly upholstered backdrop of chiming guitars and shuffling sampled beats. While in the gorgeous 'Portrait in Black and Blue' he unleashes a bounding piece of classic croon. But even though the subject matter may at times be harrowing, the songs themselves are never anything less than exquisitely crafted, possessed of an almost spectral beauty, as epitomised in the shimmering instrumental intro "363N63".


    Taken as a whole, the "King Krule" EP is the sound of a young man growing up and attempting to grapple with the realities of the world he inhabits, and a fascinating, brutal journey it is too.

    1. 363N63

    2. Bleak Bake

    3. Portrait In Black and Blue

    4. Lead Existence

    5. The Noose of Jah City
    King Krule
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  • Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won Quick View

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    Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won

    I suppose it's not terribly difficult to play a guitar - to hold the thing in your arms, to move your hands across its body in all the prescribed and proven ways, to coax a little melody into being.
    But what Nathan Salsburg - an acoustic guitarist and the curator of the Alan Lomax archive, a Pennsylvania-born Kentuckian who has logged good time in coastal Maine - does with his instrument is singular, nearly mystic: his are agile, engaging compositions, songs that feel desirous and questioning and vital, as if they weren't just channeled into being, but demanded revelation.


    Nathan's 2011 solo debut, Affirmed, directly addressed a trio of thoroughbreds - Affirmed, Eight Belles, and Bold Ruler - which also made it at least in part about Salsburg's Kentucky: the land that sustained and nurtured those horses, the ancient traditions that anointed and sometimes undid them. Its follow-up, Hard For To Win and Can't Be Won, is also a record about place, although its landscapes are less specific. Some of them are memories, even: spaces that were real once, but have to be conjured now, willed to or from mind. Most of the album's songs are instrumental, save two re-workings of older material: "Coll Mackenzie," written and first performed by Archie Fisher, and "To Welcome the Travelers Home," a composite of two traditional nineteenth-century pieces; one sacred, one less so. Both songs concern homecomings, what it feels like to be enveloped by a place that you know will sustain you, will nurture what needs nurturing.


    Musically, Nathan has emerged from a venerable tradition that includes Lena Hughes and Frank Hutchison, John Fahey and Ry Cooder. I'm reluctant to make too much of his virtuosity - and he is virtuosic, a staggering craftsman - because he is
    also in the unique position of having that be the least interesting thing about his playing. There are moments in Nathan's pieces - these nimble rhythmic shifts, steps from one place to another - that make my knees quiver. Listening to him play, it's hard not to feel subsumed by gratitude.


    I'm just as hesitant to frame his work as subversive, and yet - he is such a remarkably courageous writer and musician, and Hard For To Win and Can't Be Won is so matchless a document, so inimitable in its moves. This is the sort of record
    that could change the course of your year. It certainly changed mine. - Amanda Petrusich

    1. First Field Path
    2. Mrs. Gristle's Reel
    3. Paraffin & Turpentine
    4. Coll Mackensie
    5. Concessions
    6. Dog At Bay
    7. Chief Wants
    8. To Welcome The Travelers Home
    9. What Can't Be Won
    Nathan Salsburg
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  • Salem's Lot Soundtrack Salem's Lot Soundtrack Quick View

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    Salem's Lot Soundtrack

    Pressed On 2x 180-Gram Blue Vinyl


    The Complete, Remastered Score Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the double LP soundtrack release of SALEM'S LOT. Directed by TOBE HOOPER (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) and adapted from the novel by STEPHEN KING, SALEM'S LOT originally aired as a two-part miniseries on CBS in 1979. Since then, the film has reached cult classic status and is regarded as one of the greatest vampire films ever made thanks to its creepy atmosphere, gripping story-line, and chilling climax.


    Waxwork Records presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the complete, re-mastered score of SALEM'S LOT. Featuring all 84 musical cues from the film, this two-record set clocks in at over one hour of atmospheric, old-fashioned horror film music. Composed and conducted HARRY SUKMAN, the classic score to SALEM'S LOT was his final work before his death in 1984. Waxwork has commissioned art from FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Afterlife with Archie, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics) for the entire LP package.

    LP 1
    1. Teaser
    2. The Church
    3. Holy Water (Main Title #1)
    4. Straker
    5. Straker's Place
    6. Susan
    7. The House #1
    8. The House #2
    9. The Cemetery
    10. He Writes Good
    11. Lovely Susan
    12. Straker Is Troubled
    13. Straker Is Nervous
    14. The Day Is Here
    15. Tell Me It's Not True (Source #1)
    16. Dead Dog
    17. It's Cold In Here
    18. The Thing
    19. Mark's Room
    20. Nothing Is Forever (Source #2)
    21. Source #3
    22. It's Still Moving
    23. It's Freezing
    24. The Monster Appears
    25. Bumper / Somebody's Up There
    26. Old Faithful
    27. So Long Kid
    28. Hold It, Larry
    29. Goodbye Crockett
    30. Ralph Is Floating
    31. Faithful
    32. So Long, Danny!
    33. Confident And Evil
    34. Opening Soon
    35. Ben Ponders
    36. Let Us Pray
    37. Now, Danny's Mother
    38. Mike Dives In #1
    39. Fangs Sink In
    40. End Credits #1


    LP 2
    1. Main Title #2
    2. Back In Mark's Room
    3. Now It's Mark's Turn
    4. Mark Fondles Cross
    5. Mike And Jason
    6. Mike's Getting The Message
    7. Appointment With Destiny
    8. Eva Knows
    9. Vivaldi - L'Inverno #4 (Arr. Harry Sukman)
    10. I Want A Crucifix
    11. That's All For Max
    12. And Now Jason
    13. He's Gonna Do It
    14. It's Mr. Barlow Again
    15. Face The Master
    16. Bumper / Poor Mrs. Glick
    17. Good Girl
    18. Leave Town
    19. A Funny Dream / Uncertain Swan
    20. Susan Is Curious
    21. Susan Stalks Mark
    22. Stuffed Cats
    23. It's Susan's Turn
    24. Have You Seen Susan?
    25. Evil Presence
    26. Bill Beware
    27. And Now Straker
    28. Sprained Ankle / He's Here
    29. Mike Dives In #2
    30. Green Faced Barlow / Stake For Mr. Barlow / The Skull
    31. Goodbye House
    32. Two Years Later
    33. Found Us Again
    34. Poor Susan
    35. Conclusion (With Tympani Overdub) / Conclusion
    36. End Credits
    37. Holy Water (Main Title #1 Alternate)
    38. The Church (With Chimes)
    39. Conclusion (Without Overdub)
    40. Conclusion (With Tympani & Horn Overdub) / Conclusion
    41. Main Title (Feature Version)
    42. Vampires! (Feature Version)
    43. End Credits (Feature Version)

    Harry Sukman
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  • Stablemates (Discontinued) Stablemates (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Stablemates (Discontinued)

    The second release by this magnificent, all-star repertory band features tributes to Benny Golson, Jimmy Forrest, Archie Shepp, George Adams, Johnny Hodges, and more!
    Cottontail
    Parker's Mood
    Impressions
    You Don't Know What Love Is
    The Panther
    Body And Soul
    St Thomas
    Red Top
    Lester Leaps In
    Roots (Repertory Band)
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  • Ascension Ascension Quick View

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    Ascension

    Trane is joined by Pharoah Sanders, Freddie Hubbard and four other horn players for an explosion of fiery solos and free improvisation on this famous 1965 session. Recorded with three tenors (Trane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp), two altos (Marion Brown, John Tchicai), two trumpet players (Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson), two bassists (Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison), the lone McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on the drums, this large group is both relentless and soulful simultaneously.
    1. Ascension [Pt. 1]
    2. Ascension [Pt. 2]
    John Coltrane
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  • Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Quick View

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    Santa Cruz

    Reared on a hefty diet of 80's glam rock Americana á la Guns N' Roses and such, Santa Cruz are a rock 'n' roll sensation, who, despite their very young age have hosted numerous rock clubs of their own in their native Hellsinki Rock City, scoring hordes of stark-raving-mad fans and reaping attention and endorsements from peers and media alike. The German rock magazine Stalker even recommends it to their readers that they plan their Finnish vacations around Santa Cruz's tour dates.
    If there ever was a band that looks completely out of place in their hometown, it would have to be Santa Cruz. Whereas contemplating suicide in a snowdrift, drunk out of one's skull, comes naturally for the inherently dark and brooding Finns, something as sunny, positive and unlawfully h-h-h-hot as Santa Cruz shouldn't probably be even possible on these semi-Arctic ice-ridden shores! It's just that tracks like "High on You" with its shimmering harmonies, rabidly energetic "Let's Get the Party Started" and "Aiming High" which probably possesses the sickest guitar riff in Finnish rock and metal this side of 1986, will prove to you, the Santa Cruz brand of rock 'n' roll works like an intravenous shot of Adrenaline! The top-notch songwriting and guitar chops from Hell will leave your jaws ajar and with Archie's unbridled yelps, at times you'd be willing to bet your cojones that it's the ghost of Bill Bailey singing - no small feat considering that Mr. Bailey is still very much alive! No wonder the Santa Cruz gigs are infamous of getting a wee bit unhinged at times!


    Without further ado, let's round it out with the endorsement of a guy who knows what the f**k he's talking about: "Never mind that they are young, 'cuz the matter of the fact is, that Santa Cruz definitely sticks out from all these retro hair metal bands running around nowadays. Not only do they have the attitude and the looks, but most importantly they sure as hell know how to play and the songs along with the awesome guitar playing pretty much makes me wanna bang my head in two pieces when I see them play live. And after all that's what it's all about. End of fucking story!!!" -Alexi Laiho / CHILDREN OF BODOM

    1. Bonafide Heroes
    2. Velvet Rope
    3. My Remedy
    4. 6(66) Feet Under
    5. Bye Bye Babylon
    6. We Are The Ones To Fall
    7. Wasted & Wounded
    8. Let Them Burn
    9. Vagabonds (Sing With Me)
    10. Can You Feel The Rain
    Santa Cruz
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    Call Me (Speakers Corner)

    What connects celebrity chefs and pop stars is their fine nose for ingredients, especially when hot and spicy ones are mixed with milder elements to create an aromatic result. A combination of 'sweet' and 'funky' is the secret of Al Green's gloriously sentimental and sensual pop songs, which in the sexually free Seventies were often referred to as »songs to make love by«. What swings along gently is, however, Al Green's subtly controlled falsetto, which he can tone right to the threshold of audibility. But watch out! This music belts out some fiery sounds right from the very first number. The sinuous, swinging request in the brilliant hit single Call Me, the relaxed and groovy Stand Up, with its sharp wind interjections which demand one's unerring attention, are typical for Green's style, just as is his almost disturbing capability to gain comfort from loneliness (I'm So Lonesome, I Could Cry). This rhythmically powered music can best be described as light, intensive, dynamic but never flashy (Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun). It finds its earthly culmination in soul (I'm Waiting) and spiritual depth.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon, arranger)

    • Andrew Love (tenor sax)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Mabon Hodges (guitar)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner (piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)

    • The Memphis Strings



    Recording: 1973 at Royal Recording Studios, Memphis, TN, by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Al Green and Willie Mitchell




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Call Me (Come Back Home)
    2. Have You Been Making out O.K.
    3. Stand Up
    4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
    6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. You Ought to Be with Me
    9. Jesus Is Waiting
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    I Can't Stand The Rain (Pure Pleasure)

    This wonderful album, originally released in 1974 on the Memphis-based Hi Records label, deserved a wider audience than it ended up getting at the time. It played to Ann Peebles' great strength, her poised and sultry voice, and surrounded by the sparse, easy funkiness of the trademark Hi rhythm section and producer Willie Mitchell's perfect use of horns and strings, she sings like a resilient but disappointed angel on this impressive set of songs about the darker side of love. Her best song is here, the eccentric but brilliant I Can't Stand the Rain, along with a marvelous version of Joe Simon's (You Keep Me) Hangin' On, and perfect readings of a pair of Earl Randle songs, If We Can't Trust Each Other and I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down. Peebles sings her heart out, and with those somehow bright-sounding Hi grooves behind her, it all comes together to make a classic album of dark, bouncy, and beautiful Southern soul.



    Musicians:



    • Ann Peebles (vocal)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner (piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)

    • Memphis Sanctified Singers (horn section)



    Recording: 1973 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee

    Production: Willie Mitchell





    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. I Can't Stand The Rain
    2. Do I Need You?
    3. Until You Came Into My Life
    4. (You Keep Me) Hangin' On
    5. Run, Run, Run
    6. If We Can't Trust Each Other
    7. A Love Vibration
    8. You Got To Feed The Fire
    9. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
    10. One Way Street
    Ann Peebles
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Total Explosion (Pure Pleasure)

    During his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Syl Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, »all I got to give is me«. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, »excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed«; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me To The River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings »I carry my piece, everywhere I go«, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.



    Musicians:



    • Syl Johnson (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Archie Turner & Earl Randle (piano)

    • Charlie Hodges (organ, piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)




    Recording: 1973 by Willie Mitchell at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee

    Production: Willie Mitchell




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. I Only Have Love
    2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
    3. Star Bright Star Lite
    4. Whatch What You Do To Me
    5. Steppin' Out
    6. Take Me To The River
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
    9. That's Just My Luck
    Syl Johnson
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    By the time of 1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind, this version of the Memphis sound was the production style for only a handful of artists. Producer Willie Mitchell used a lighter touch for his most famous artist, and it's all but crafted into the Al Green sound. Despite his skills, Green never falls into mannerism here and gives heartfelt and cogent vocals rooted in intelligence and technique. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy), although lyrically slight, has the artist's charisma and Mitchell's pop chops. Take Me to the River, with perfect backing from Hi Rhythm and a horn and string arrangement, finds Green at his most persuasive. The last track, School Days, has Green longing for a school girlfriend and despite the potentially sappy sentiment, it works like a charm. The greatness of Al Green Explores Your Mind comes from a collective effort, including James Mitchell's dreamlike string arrangements and the always skilled backing vocals of Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes. But the biggest draw here is Green's phrasing and intimate vocals, making the record an extremely strong effort.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner( piano)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1974 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Willie Mitchell & Al Green




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
    2. Take Me To The River
    3. God Blessed Our Love
    4. The City
    5. One Nite Stand
    6. I'm Hooked On You
    7. Stay With Me Forever
    8. Hangin' On
    4. School
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Psychic Temple II

    It may seem hard to imagine a place where indie rock visionaries like Sufjan Stevens and Castanets' Ray Raposa could meld minds with the genius of Brian Wilson, where death metal pioneer Paul Masvidal might wield his legendary six-string chops on a blissed-out soul ballad, where adventurous young jazz players like Kris Tiner and Devin Hoff share credit with Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens and singer/songwriter Aaron Roche.


    Long Beach composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist (not to mention truck driver) Chris Schlarb has not only imagined such a place but has now made it manifest for a second time. Released by Asthmatic Kitty, Psychic Temple II is a labor of love, envisioned by Schlarb to bring his most far-ranging inspirations to life - as he puts it, "a dream ensemble that could never actually exist." The ensemble's sophomore release was painstakingly constructed over more than a year with the cooperation of some of the most progressive musical minds from a staggering variety of genres.


    "I love interesting juxtapositions, where you bring together people from different communities," Schlarb says. He cites iconoclastic predecessors like Bill Laswell's ever-changing group Material, which once brought together a young Whitney Houston with jazz legend Archie Shepp and future Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers producer Michael Beinhorn to cover a song by Hugh Hopper of English prog-rock pioneers Soft Machine. On 2010's Psychic Temple, Schlarb assembled a 29-member ensemble that included Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalist Julianna Barwick, and pianist Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble.


    "It seems like a crazy combination of people," Schlarb says, "but they're all just musicians. Why not bring them all together? It may not always work, but it's always worth reaching further."


    Psychic Temple II reaches beyond the long-form experiments of its predecessor for a more tightly focused yet conceptually dense collection whose songs are no less exploratory for their briefer durations. "I never see the point in continuing to regurgitate," Schlarb says of the new album's unique direction. "What was natural at that time would now feel contrived. I have to keep moving forward."


    Schlarb also includes three cover songs by composers who share his boundary-demolishing mindset: Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," Frank Zappa's "Sofa No. 2," and Brian Wilson's "'Til I Die," a gorgeous, lesser-known Beach Boys song that features vocals by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa, and Cryptacize's Nedelle Torrisi.


    Psychic Temple had its origins in Create (!), a large improvising ensemble with which Schlarb used to perform. The free-form group would often incorporate multiple drummers, a concept that Schlarb decided to pursue in a more composition-oriented setting. No matter how much Psychic Temple mutates from track to track, the rhythmic possibilities of its two drummers (in this case, Tabor Allen and Andrew Pompey) remain intact.


    Schlarb's imaginative leaps are evidenced from the outset of Psychic Temple II, on the intoxicating opening track, "Seventh House." Featuring the sinuous vocals of Sarah Negahdari, who recently served as touring bassist for Silversun Pickups, the song weaves together lyrical and musical references to Neil Young's "Will To Love," to the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album Pisces, and to Sheena Easton's notorious Prince-penned pop hit "Sugar Walls."


    Then there's "The Starry King Hears Laughter" and "She Is the Golden World," two songs that pay simultaneous homage to poet William Blake and jazz legend Bill Evans; or "Solo in Place," Schlarb's attempt to filter classic soul through his own "weird prism," a missing link between the Isley Brothers and the Alan Parsons Project that features guitar wizard Paul Masvidal of the death metal bands Death and Cynic.


    Despite such a mind-blowing array of talent from the farthest reaches of the musical spectrum, Psychic Temple II is a surprisingly cohesive album, a testament to Schlarb's clear controlling vision. "One of the fundamental flaws of modern music is the idea of the record as a pastiche," he says. "With hip-hop and R&R records starting in the '90s, you had ten tracks with ten different producers so every track sounded completely different. There was no aesthetic where you could just put on a record and listen to it beginning to end. I admire people who are control freaks."


    Schlarb has wielded control over a number of vastly different projects himself. The New York Observer called his debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, "40 minutes of avant-garde bliss," while Interoceans, recorded with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the top five jazz albums of 2008. He composed the score for Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren's video game Nightsky and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Meet the Composer. In 2001, Schlarb founded the eclectic Sounds Are Active record label, which has released music by the likes of Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Castanets.

    1. Seventh House
    2. The Starry King Hears Laughter
    3. Solo In Place
    4. Bird In The Garden
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. She Is The Golden World
    7. Steppin' Out
    8. All I Want Is Time
    9. Sofa No. 2
    10. NO TSURAI
    11. Hyacinth Thrash Quarter
    Chris Schlarb
    $19.99
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    Goin' Home (Out Of Stock)

    Archie Shepp's two duet albums with pianist Horace Parlan on SteepleChase (the other one is 1980's Trouble in Mind) both find the innovative avant-garde tenor in relaxed and melodic form, respectfully interpreting music of the 1920s and before. Goin' Home features Shepp (who doubles on soprano) and Parlan playing tasteful versions of nine ancient black folk melodies including Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen and Deep River. Those listeners only familiar with Shepp's earlier Fire Music will find these compelling performances to be a revelation. - All Music Guide
    1. Deep River
    2. My Lord What A Morning
    3. Amazing Grace
    4. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
    5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    6. Goin' Home
    7. Nobody Knows The Troubles I've Seen
    8. Go Down Moses
    9. Steal Away To Jesus
    Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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